Eunomia (mythology)

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Eunomia ( Greek  Εὐνομία ) is one of the Horen in Greek mythology and thus a daughter of Zeus and Themis . She was seen as the personification of the legal order and was sometimes celebrated as a peacekeeper. Hesiod and other ancient writers name Dike and Eirene as their sisters , although some authors give other names for the Horen. The ancient Greek choral lyricist Alkman cites a different ancestry of Eunomia , according to which her mother was Promatheia (= "caution") and her sisters Tyche and Peitho . As one of the Horen, Eunomia enjoyed cultic veneration. According to various inscriptions, there were priests in Athens for a communal cult of Eunomia and the goddess Eukleia .



  1. Hesiod , Theogony 901ff .; Pindar , Olympien 13, 6ff .; Libraries of Apollodorus 1, 3, 1, 1; Hyginus Mythographus , Fabulae 183; Diodorus 5, 72f .; among others
  2. Fragment of Alkman in Plutarch , De fortuna Romanorum 4, Moralia p. 318b.